New York rap queen Remy Ma was released from prison in August after serving six and a half years for assault charges. During that time, she came to recognize the luxury of these freedoms.
Everyone is on trial in Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart, which airs Aug. 18 on HBO.
Shannon Guess Richardson, who played a zombie on The Walking Dead, had blamed her husband for sending pro-gun letters laced with ricin to the President and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The women were surgically sterilized without their consent, according to a new report.
Inmates help make a surprising amount of the feel-good food products you eat, from cage-free eggs to goat cheese sold at Whole Foods.
They won’t even read your cover letter.
On June 7, three men broke out of a prison north of Quebec City after a helicopter landed on the prison grounds, picked them up, and then flew away. Three weeks later they were recaptured. They are set to appear in court Monday.
Apparently some people want to go to prison now. Secrets shared via Whisper.
Michael Alig, the most notorious New York nightclub promoter of the 1990s, was released from jail today after serving more than 17 years for manslaughter.
Actually, your school *is* like a prison.
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The attack was triggered by the victim’s “sexually explicit tattoo,” claimed prosecutors.
Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, but is still implementing its state-run system, which expects pot shops to open this summer. Here is how it will work.
A total of 20 journalists have been accused of joining or aiding a terrorist organization and spreading false news in the country.
Convicted felon Bernie Madoff is back in prison after being hospitalized last month for a heart attack, CNBC reports. Madoff also has stage-four kidney disease.
In June of 2012, a 23-year-old trans woman was sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison after stabbing the man who attacked her during a hate crime. Here’s a step-by-step look at the case that both outraged and galvanized the transgender community.
Nadya Tolokonnikova spoke hours after she and fellow Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina were released from prison by the Russian government as part of a massive amnesty.
“Today, I am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system,” Obama said Thursday in a statement.
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia went out of business in 1971, but some say the spirits of its former prisoners stuck around. Here’s what it’s like to visit.
If you have to do time, do time in style.
This week for BuzzReads, Chris Stokel-Walker takes a look at the physically and intellectually demanding sport of chessboxing. Read that and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.
Almost two out of every three people incarcerated in California ends up back in jail for a repeat offense. “If we were talking about a business that had a failure rate of that number, we would reorganize,” Attorney General Kamala Harris said.
It’s a monopoly, fueled by government kickbacks.The FCC says it’s fixing the problem, but things still look bleak.
Yes, prisons — and their adjunct museums — have souvenir stores.
“I really, really, really messed up,” Kwame Kilpatrick said after his sentencing.
The pair, who were released from an Egyptian prison after being held without charges since mid-August, were barred from flying out of the country on Sunday, Cairo airport officials said.
There are many crazy places in the world… Here are some of the freakiest.
He could face a maximum of one year in prison if he is convicted, reports TMZ.
“Othello never knew, he was getting schemed on by a member of his crew.”